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Beautiful maps: Deserts: Namib Desert

Beautiful maps: Deserts: Namib Desert

Posted on 2016-12-26 17:29

The Namib is a coastal desert in southern Africa. The name Namib is of Nama origin and means "vast place". According to the broadest definition, the Namib stretches for more than 2,000 kilometres along the Atlantic coasts of Angola, Namibia, and South Africa.

Annual precipitation ranges from 2 millimetres (0.079 in) in the most arid regions to 200 millimetres at the escarpment, making the Namib the only true desert in southern Africa. The Namib may be the oldest desert in the world and contains some of the world's driest regions. 

It was chosen by director George Miller as the perfect place for Mad Max, his post-apocalyptic sequel. 

Detailed view of the Namib desert is here: http://owm.io/mosaic?geo=-24.7138,15.4052&zoom=10
And to see how lifeless this place is, choose Water or Vegetation index layer.

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